NRG Energy outlines its latest power plant shutdown activity

NRG Energy (NYSE: NRG), within an Oct. 25 application at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, listed its past and future power plant shutdowns around the country.

The application was for approval of NRG’s planned buy of most of the generating plants of Edison Mission Energy. In that filing, NRG offered a list of its own power plants. Here is a look at plants where past and future shutdowns have happened or will happen.

  • El Segundo Power LLC is an NRG affiliate that owns and operates an approximately 335 MW (summer rating) natural gas-fired generation facility in El Segundo, Calif., in the California ISO (CAISO) region. Unit 3 at this facility, which had a generating capacity of 335 MW (summer rating), was deactivated in July 2013.
  • Indian River Power LLC owns and operates an approximately 566 MW (summer rating) coal-fired facility in Millsboro, Del., in the PJM Interconnection East, 5004/5005 and AP South sub-markets. Units 1 and 2 at this facility, which together had a capacity of 160 MW (summer rating), were deactivated in May 2011 and June 2010, respectively, and Unit 3, which has a generating capacity of 150 MW (summer rating), is to be deactivated in December 2013.
  • NRG Delta LLC owns a 674-MW (summer rating), gas-fired plant in Antioch, Calif. (the Contra Costa Generating Station), which was deactivated in May 2013.
  • NRG Potomac River LLC, which owns an approximately 482 MW (summer rating) coal-fired facility in Alexandria, Va., that was deactivated in October 2012.
  • NRG Power Midwest LP, which owns and operates, among other things, an approximately 25 MW (summer rating) oil-fired facility (the Niles Generating Station) in Trumbull County, Ohio (PJM). The coal-fired Units 1 and 2 at the Niles facility, which together had a capacity of 217 MW (summer rating), were deactivated in October 2012 and June 2012, respectively. NRG Midwest also owns an approximately 171 MW (summer rating) coal-fired facility in Elrama, Pa. The coal-fired Units 1-3 at Elrama were deactivated in June 2012, and the remaining coal unit, Unit 4, was deactivated in October 2012.
  • NRG REMA LLC controls an approximately 31 MW (summer rating) natural gas- and oil-fired facility (the Titus Generating Station) in Birdsboro, Pa. (PJM; 5004/5005 and AP South sub-markets). The coal-fired Units 1-3 at Titus, which together had a capacity of 243 MW (summer rating), were deactivated in September 2013.

NRG is an integrated wholesale power generation and retail electricity company. Through various subsidiaries, NRG engages in three related electric businesses: wholesale power generation and electricity and fuel trading, retail electric supply and demand response, and deployment and commercialization of alternative energy technologies, such as electric vehicles, distributed solar and smart meter technology.

In connection with the first of these business segments, NRG, through various subsidiaries, owns or controls over 46,000 MW of generating capacity throughout the United States. A number of these subsidiaries are owned through NRG Yield, 65.5% of the voting interests in which are owned by NRG. The outstanding shares of NRG and the outstanding shares of NRG Yield not held by NRG are publicly traded.

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.